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    Jessica Belter
    1 Jessica Belter
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    St. Peters, Mo.

    High School:
    Fort Zumwalt South

    Height:
    6-4

    Position:
    Opposite/Outside Hitter

    Birthdate:
    11/19/1982

    AT ILLINOIS

    2004:
    • Named Big Ten Player of the Week after posting 43 kills and hitting a combing .567 in victories over Michigan and Michigan State on Oct. 8 and 9.
    • Was the most consistent Illinois hitter during Big Ten play, has 11 double-digit kills performances in the past 14 matches, including 24 kills vs. Purdue.
    • Ranked third in the Big Ten in hitting percentage during conference matches (.351) and eighth in the league in hitting percentage in overall matches (.323).
    • Named First Team All-Big Ten.
    • Earned the Jimmy Jeanne Seyler Top Gun Award
    2003:
    Starter at left-side hitter • Named Big Ten Player of the Week and AVCA National Player of the Week after hitting .558 and averaging 14.0 kills, 1.7 blocks, and 12.0 digs per game in sweeps of Michigan State and Michigan. • The best of those two matches came at Michigan State, when she had 16 kills and an attack percentage of .737. • Named to the Illinois State All-Tournament Team • Appeared in all 120 games in the season. • Ranked fourth on the team in kills (296) and attack percentage (.284) • Recorded three double-doubles • Had some of her best games in the biggest matches of the season • Sent the match with #20 Minnesota to a fifth-game with a monster swing for a 34-32 fourth-game win • Belter had 11 kills in the Minnesota match and 14 kills and 14 digs in a victory over #11 Penn State. • Other big games included a 13-kill performance vs. Indiana on Nov. 21, a 17-kill, 13-dig performance vs. Purdue on Oct. 24 and 17 digs vs. Butler

    2002:
    Loyola All-Tournament Team • State Farm Illini Classic All-Tournament Team • Ranked fourth on the team in kills, averaging 2.30 per game • Tallied double figures in kills in 11 matches • Set career highs of 16 kills on two occasions, vs. Loyola (Sept. 6) and vs. Indiana (Nov. 30) • Also set a career high in blocks in the Indiana match with eight • Hit a career-high .357 with 11 kills and just one error in 28 attempts in Illinois' win over Wisconsin (Sept. 28) • Recorded a career-high 15 digs vs. Connecticut (Sept. 14) • Led the Illini in solo blocks with 21 on the year • Earned second Varsity "I" award.

    2001:
    Played in five matches as a true-freshman, including four Big Ten contests • Collected one dig vs. Loyola on Sept. 4 • First attack of her collegiate career came against Penn State on Nov. 9 • Earned first Varsity "I" award.

    High School
    Two-year member of Youth National Team • Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year in 2000 • All-state as a senior and earned second team all-state honors a sophomore and junior • First team all-conference (Gateway Atlantic) and all-district all four years • Led Fort Zumwalt to a fourth place finish in state in 1998 and to the state quarterfinals in 2000 • Also played basketball in high school • Played club volleyball for Team St. Louis during the summers.

    Personal
    Parents are Dan and Karen Belter • Goes by Jessy • Majoring in creative writing • Biggest thrill in volleyball was playing on the Youth National Team in Puerto Rico • Four-year honor roll student • Lists favorite hobbies as taking pictures and writing.

    Jessica Belter By The Numbers

    Overall Statistics
        Year    MP    GP    K     E     TA     Pct.    A   SA   SE   RE   DIG   BS   BA    TB    BE   BHE
        2001    5     5     0     0     1      .000    0   0    0    1    1     0    0     0     0    0
        2002    29    105   241   146   809    .117    8   16   27   20   138   21   48    69    6    1
        2003    33    120   296   97    700    .284    92  23   28   25   283   3   193    196   6    6
        2004    30    111   380   105   850    .324    23  22   24   3    108   0    90    90    8    1
        Total   97    441   917   348   2360   .241    123 61   79   49   530   24  331    355   20   8
    

    Jessica Belter's Career Highs

    K:     25 vs. Michigan (10/8/04)
    E:     11 vs. Utah (9/21/02)
    TA:    50 vs. Michigan State (11/22/02)
    PCT:   .737 at Michigan State (10/17/03)
    A:     6 at Michigan (10/18/03)
    SA:    4 vs. Miami (O) (9/10/04)
    SE:    5 at Minnesota (10/16/04)
    DIG:   17 at Butler (9/20/03)
    BS:    2, five times; last vs. Indiana (11/30/02)
    BA:    8 at Michigan (10/18/03)
    TB:    8, twice, last at Michigan (10/18/03)
    


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